Thanks for answering my questions even though we started veering dangerously off-topic...
It's funny how a discussion about something can devolve into something totally different, doesn't it?
I promise this is the last time I'll go off-topic, so here goes...
1) Can you confirm that the Fuze has exactly the same chip as the Clip, and therefore its sonic signature is identical? What about in terms of output? I just checked the prices of the 8gb versions, and their prices are practically identical. It's just that you get so much more with the Fuze and its expandable memory, and also its bigger screen. I really do not intend to view any videos on it, I was more interested in using the added screen real estate to more easily browse my music collection; I can already anticipate massive frustration trying to negotiate a 8gb music collection on the Clip's tiny screen!
2) How durable are the Phonaks in terms of cable construction and overall sturdiness? Since I intend to use them as everyday earphones, do you think they can take that kind of ab(use)? How do you typically store your Phonaks, do you keep them in the case or just wrap them around the Clip? Do you think they could live up to being wrapped around the player multiple times daily without the cables fraying or tearing?